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Students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies scored a stunning success in the awards presented at the London Book Fair on the evening of Tuesday 14 March, winning three of the four prizes for student work. Maria Magdalena Hock won the major project prize, and Kirsten Cozens won the award for the best undergraduate dissertation, as well as the overall prize for the best work. Maria's project was 'The Magic flute - Bringing an Opera to Life on Screen: How Children can Engage with Classical Music in a Digital Picturebook'; and Kirsten's dissertation was 'What are the Implications of Cross - Platform Engagement and Expectation within Young Adult Literature?'
Also shortlisted and 'Highly Commended' for her MA dissertation was Daya Subramanian, 'Publishing in India:The Past, The Present and some Emerging Trends'.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLISHING EDUCATION DISSERTATION AND PROJECT PRIZES
- Best Undergraduate Dissertation: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media
- Best Major Project: Maria Magdalena Hock, MA Digital Publishing
- Best Overall Project: Kirsten Cozens, BA Publishing Media
The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 FLTRP Scholarship. FLTRP is offering a bursary of £3,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing.
Please see this call for papers for a symposium on 'New Directions in Print Culture Studies', which will take place on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at Oxford Brookes University. The symposium will identify new trends and transitions in print culture and publishing studies, with keynote speakers Dr Samantha Rayner and Dr Shafquat Towheed.
The deadline for abstracts is 13 March 2017.
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The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce the 2017 London Book Fair Scholarship. LBF is offering a bursary of £1,000 to a full-time or part-time student on the MA in Publishing Media or MA in Digital Publishing. The student will also receive the guarantee of a work placement for a minimum of three weeks at the Fair.
The London Book Fair, the world’s premier Spring Book Fair, is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The fair takes place each year at Olympia, West London, and covers all aspects of the publishing industry. 2017 will be its 46th edition.
The 2017 Oxford Publishing Group Summer Conference will take place at St Catherine's College, Oxford on Tuesday 13th June 2017.
More details to follow, but we are delighted to announce that keynote speakers include Sir Roy Strong, David Fickling and Stephen Page.
The British Book Design and Production Awards took place on Thursday 10 November 2016 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge in central London. The guest host for the evening was Baroness Floella Benjamin, best known in households across the country for her children’s programmes such as ‘Playschool’ and ‘CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories’. In 2013 Floella was made a Fellow of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and throughout 2016 has been promoting their Shakespeare in Schools initiative.
As one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year, the British Book Design and Production Awards recognize the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the year’s best books. The awards are designed to represent everything that is best in British book design and are seen as the flagship event in the industry’s year. The event is supported by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University, and the Publishers Association.
As reported in The Bookseller (26 September 2016):
Bonnier Zaffre is publishing Shelter, a debut novel by Sarah Franklin, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.
Eleanor Dryden, publishing director at Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two books by Franklin from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedman at auction.
Franklin runs literary event Short Stories Aloud at Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford and is also a judge for the Costa Book Awards Short Story prize for the second year running.
Her debut, Shelter, is about a spirited young woman escaping bombed-out Coventry in WWII to work as a lumberjill within a reclusive community in the Forest of Dean. She is nursing a secret and running from a tragic past, including a life-defining decision publishers say 'will resonate with so many readers'.
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The recent publication of the 2016 National Student Survey highlights the excellent standard of the publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes. The overall satisfaction figure was 90 per cent, and the figure for the quality of the teaching was 97 per cent satisfaction, with 100 per cent saying that the staff are good at explaining things to their students; 100 per cent thought that the staff have made the subject interesting; and 100 per cent thought that the staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching.
The Publishers Association are releasing at the Beijing International Book Fair the PA Market Report China Journals by Chu Xiaoying, a Publishing MA graduate from 2002 and now a senior manager at Charlesworth China, and Professor Paul Richardson, formerly Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. It is the first comprehensive study of the burgeoning market for scholarly journals in China, which now ranks only second to the USA in R&D investment and the publication of research outcomes. In their introduction the authors say that the market in China 'with its ever-increasing research outputs, is simply too big to ignore'. They add: 'China seems certain to be one of the most exciting and important markets for specialist publishing in the 21st century.'
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Angus Phillips was interviewed by Alison Flood from the Guardian (13 July 2016) for a piece about the number of basic plots in literature. ‘Angus Phillips, head of the school of arts and director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University, speculates that “the increase in reading on digital devices is changing the behaviour of authors”, with “a divergence between plot-driven, genre fiction aimed at a digital audience; contrasted with the character-driven approach of literary fiction, often read in print”. He points to Fay Weldon’s comments on her blog, that “short, in this the day of the galloping e-reader, is best. Writers need to envisage readers not turning the page as the maid draws the curtains and brings a glass of wine, but on the train or bus on the way to work, eating a sandwich, or standing in the queue for coffee.”'
You can read the full piece here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/jul/13/three-six-or-36-how-many-basic-plots-are-there-in-all-stories-ever-written
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